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Al Jazeera America
May 3, 2014 7:00am EDT
between president obama and angela merkel. michelle kai [s] [e] [r] has that store -- libby casey has that story. president obama and angela merkel stood side by side and spoke with one voice. >> if, in fact, we see the disruptions and destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional more severe sanctions. >> translation: i agree with the american president. they are not an end in itself. combined with an offer that we want diplomatic solutions it's a necessary second component to show that we are serious. >> what form the sanctions are are not known. >> germany rles on russia -- relies on russia for gas. >> energy flows conditioned during the height of the cold war. the idea that you turp off the tap -- turn off the tap on russian oil and gas exports, i think, is unreallistic. >> barack obama said sanctions could hit the armed sector, finance or lines of credit for trade. the two world leaders held their first meeting in three years, the ukraine crisis bringing them together in a way ta looked
May 2, 2014 6:00pm PDT
against pro- russian separatists as president obama and german chancellor merkel vowed further action against moscow if it continued to escalate the crisis. plus, a three-part look at africa: outrage in nigeria over the abduction of more than 200 girls from their school, a look at efforts to halt widespread killing in south sudan and we travel to senegal where young boys pursuing an education are forced by their teachers to beg on the street. >> they sleep on cement or dirt floors, dozens to a room. and for boys who don't make their daily quote, the punishment can be brutal. >> woodruff: and it's friday. mark shields and david brooks analyze the week's news. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... friends of the newshour. >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> woodruff: the government of ukraine la
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 8:00pm EDT
and chancellor merkel stood side by side in the rose garden and spoke with one voice threatening broader sanctions for russia if it continues to foment unrest in ukraine. >> if we see in fact the destabilization continuing so severely that it impedes elections on may 25th, we will not have a choice but to move forward with additional, more severe sanctions. >> translator: i agree with the american president. that they are not an end in itself but combined with the offer that we want diplomatic solutions, it is a very necessary second components to show that we are serious, sceers abou --serious about our altern. >> energy flows from russia to europe, those continue to even in the midst of the cold war. at the height of the cold war. so the idea that you're going to turn off the tap on all russian oil or natural gas exports, i think is unrealistic. >> reporter: president obama said instead sanction he could hit the arms sector, or line of trade. the two world leaders held their first meeting in two years. germany's leaders are still angry over revelation of nsa eavesdropping on merkel
May 2, 2014 3:59pm PDT
at the white house. president obama met with german chancellor angela merkel. the russian leadership must know if it continues to destabilize in the eastern ukraine, disrupting this month's president elections, we will move quickly on additional steps including further sanctions. for reaction from moscow, i spoke with daniel sanford a short time ago about what impact the existing sanctions were having so far. >> i think at the moment, they are causing a great deal of nervousness in the financial markets. they are causing a continual slide in the value of the ruble, which means imports into russia which are important to people's standard of living will start going up. people will start feeling an impact in their pockets. at the moment, the sanctions that have targeted president putin's inner circle are not at this stage affecting ordinary people very much. only one of the banks was targeted by the sections. that affected the payment system a bit, and there was a bit of a readjustment. i think the key thing would be if further sectoral sanctions were brought in. in that case, the russian economy
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 2:00pm EDT
that move with obvious overt russian aggression. but along with german chancellor angela merkel they seem to be lowering the threshold, saying anything that imimmediates the may 25th elections could trigger these sanctions. what will the sanctions be? he said there's no way that europe can go without any oil or natural gas from russia, but they could arget things like the arms industry or the financial sector. the fact that merkel seemed to go along with it is key here. because we know europe has been more hesitant because they obviously have much more of a connection to the russian economy. but even president obama said these kinds of sanctions would hurt the entire global economy, the message they want to send is that is a step they are being to take. >> pattive culhane at the white house. thank you. i'll be back with more there europe a little later in the news hour, now back to sammy in doha. >>> police in nigeria say more girls were kidnapped from a school in the north than originally thought. the number of abducted schoolgirls who remain missing is 276, that's 30 more than initially
May 2, 2014 8:00am PDT
conference with president obama and chancellor angela merkelle. that is scheduled to be in about 30 minutes, and we will have that for you life and the topic should be the tougher sanctions of russia and the eu role there. >>> and meanwhile, there was a major offensive launched today to take back one of ten cities in eastern ukraine that had been seized by russian militants. and gun fire and explosions could be heard. you are seeing that now. and the government said that the militants shot down two of the helicopters killing two of the crew. the militants say that one of the men was killed. and in a response, spokesman for vladimir putin said that all hopes of a government settlement had been destroyed because of this. and this is all unfolding. we are joined by white house correspondent pete alexander, and also the correspondent to the white house for special affairs peter hollis. and peter, let me start with you, in getting the european i union to agree to stronger sanctions in rush sharks and is that what president obama is going to be pushing for the meetings with angela merkel today?
May 2, 2014 5:30am PDT
the german chancellor later for talks on the escalating crisis in ukraine. it is angela merkel's first visit to washington since the revelation american spies tapped her mobile phone. advancing a trade deal is on the agenda. the pair will hold a joint press conference. >> angela merkel is in the midst of a short trip to washington, under 24 hours. a large part of it will be spent here at the white house in meetings with the u.s. president barack obama. they will be trying to show a united front in terms of what the european union and united states should be doing together against russia and in ukraine. both leaders would say there is a united front in terms of sanctions in place and sanctions that might still come. there are slight differences between the two. there might be bigger differences in the future when it comes to the attention of sectoral sanctions sanctions that might face whole sectors of the russian economy like the energy sector. germany believes it has more to lose than the united states. this is a meeting between angela merkel and barack obama that would have looked differen
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 7:00am EDT
. >> angela merkel and president obama meeting face to face at the whitehouse. it's her first trip to washington since it was revealed the n sachlt was spying on her cell phone. the major issues? >> got to do something. >> the long road to recovery. millions returning home, surveying the damage left behind by those devastating tornados. >> backlash being felt after brunai en acts sharia code, it has some boycotting a hotel chain. i am stephanie sy. >> this morning, ukrainian forces trying to take back several eastern cities controlled by the pro-russian separatists. >> kiev launched military operations in the city of slovyansk. >> officials saying separatists shot down two army helicopters, killing one pilot and injure others. >> in donetsk where pro-russian separatists have taken control of the city's main train system. >> it began at about 4:30 a.m. outside slovyansk when units of the ukrainian army and to have launched the next phase in what kiev has described as an antiterrorist operation which has been in play in one form or another for several weeks now with units of the army
Al Jazeera America
May 2, 2014 6:00am EDT
cities from pro-russian separatists. >> angela merkel and president obama meeting face to face at the whitehouse. it's her first trip to washington since it was revealed the n sachlt was spying on her cell phone.
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 8:00pm EDT
merkel in this process? >> she is critical to any european response. there needs to be a transatlantic, response, and in fact, i would argue proactive steps not even just responding but on the european side of the relationship, germany is the key player. let me talk a little bit about the state department told us earlier this week, that there in juneson with the e.u., but you know, there are real erequests about whether or not germany and the united states and the e.u. are all together on this, what do you think. >> right. >> i think you have to look at it in difference pieces. in terms of the analysis, this is clear russian aggression against a neighbor, intervening militarily, we have exactly the same analysis. the difference is begin to come up is what do you do about it. the quite is willing to go down the road of very tough sanctions against them in order to create some pain on the russian economy. and putin directly to get him to want to change the policies. >> what else -- >> go ahead. >> with the union is not so sure about putting in place the tough sanctions. they feel a plow
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 9:00am EDT
't only vladimir putin making demands in that phone call, chancellor merkel would like to see vladimir putin help to obtain the release of foreign monitors held by separatist forces in the east of ukraine. at the same time, russia's foreign minister sergey lavrov, who's on a foreign visit said kiev government needs to be holding dialogue with southern and eastern regions of ukraine and his ministry's put out a statement calling plans by kiev to hold a referendum on national unit alongside the presidential poll may 25. they call that cynical and a sham. they've said that that can't happen while kiev launches military operations to in their words against their own people, but i wouldn't be surprised if the kiev government would say well, what's not possible right now is dialogue between us and those cities where the government buildings are being occupied by those very same separatist forces. >> there was a may day rale earlier. did the ukrainian crisis feature much there? >> to an extent, the main theme as it always is, is labor rights, and the importance of workers. it was interesting,
Al Jazeera America
May 1, 2014 7:00am EDT
regions there will help defuse the cries. he told that that german chancellor angela merkel. what are they saying about that. >> >> oppositions have hardened since the government in kiev announced more than onces it was going to carry out this anti terror operation, announce said a relaunch and a second phase. that's when the deaths happened here and the positions hardened. can the ukrainian military just pull out? i don't think so, because at the same time, the interim government needs to be showing it's supporters that it's able to carry out something, and able to at least try to put some law and order in this part of the country, which will be very difficult. >> thank you very much. >> the situation in ukraine is expected to top the agenda as german chancellor angela merkel arrives in washington today for two days of meetings. tonight, she will dine with u.s. senators, tomorrow meet with president obama. german officials say she will discuss the possibility of further sanctions against russia with the president. >> there are new concerns this morning that some of the victimses
Apr 27, 2014 2:30pm PDT
not forgotten world war ii. but russia wants to start world war iii. merkel also voiced concern. the german chancellor held crisis talks with the polish counterpart and spoke on the phone to other western leaders. >> russia has the ability to put the separatist on the peaceful path. debating the constitution and preparing for elections. no indication of them doing that. several former soviet country offered to mediate in the crisis as russia continued to build up its military along ukraine's border. thousands of portuguese turned out to mark the 40th anniversary of the countries carnation revolution. in 1974, a military coup turned into a popular uprising. it paved the way for democracy and portugal which had been ruled by dictators since the 1930's. aftervolution was named the carnations that people stop into the barrels of soldiers guns on that landmark day. that was the week inó?ó?ó?ó?ó?
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